Dr. Brian McKay, DC

ChiropracticMaleAge 61

Chiropractic

Dr. Brian McKay, DC is a Chiropractor in Darien, CT and has over 21 years of experience in the healthcare field. He graduated from Ica in 2002. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Brian McKay, DC

Total Health and Medical PC

747 POST RD Darien, CT 06820
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(203) 656-3636

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Dr. McKay's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Cervical Decompression Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Classic Migraine
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Graston Technique®
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Whiplash

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(203) 656-3636

Dr. McKay accepts the following insurance:

ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
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Humana
MagnaCare
Medicare
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Dr. McKay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McKay

4.4

Based on 33 ratings

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Dr. McKay is a great chiropractor with a very nice office in downtown Darien. Every time I go I feel well taken care of from the moment I walk in the door until I leave. He spends time with each patient and really listens to your concerns, and then explains what treatment he recommends and how it will help - which it always does. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Daisy G. – Nov 11, 2019
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The team here is great! I've been many chiros over the years who help for a bit but don't fix the underlying issue. Dr. Brian is determined to fix me and so far so good. I am only 3 weeks in and doing much better already.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 09, 2019
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Doctor Brian is the best!!! He always fixes my aches and pains every week! Staff is very friendly! I highly recommend him!
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Lili Whalen – Sep 28, 2019
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With kind, professional staff, I am confident that Dr. McKay and his team will provide the highest quality of care possible. Not only does Dr. McKay practice chiropractic care, but neuropathy treatment as well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Philip Johnson – Jun 05, 2019
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Dr. McKay is probably the best in Chiropratic I’ve seen in 30 years of seeing various doctors.I been seeing him for 1-2 months and he’s done more in that time than others have tried to do in years.I have already strongly recommended his service to people I know.I will see no one but Dr. McKay from this point on. He is making it possible for me to swing a golf club again after many years of not being able to without pain. Thank you!!!!!!!)
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May 21, 2019
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I was not able to reach my regular chiropractor. I had a really bad lower back pain. Dr. Brian was open at 7:00 am and I made it work without any back pain at all. I am staying with him from now on.
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Apr 09, 2019
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I felt that Dr.Brian took the time to explain my problem. He seemed to know where the problem was and fixed it pretty quickly.
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Apr 09, 2019
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Dr. Brian Mckay and Dr. Mark Kirshner are the best Chiropractors in Fairfield county, they have great staff and they really enjoy helping people!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cristina in Norwalk – Feb 14, 2019
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Dr. McKay has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. He clearly knows what he is doing and takes each patient’s history into account instead of the cut and paste type of treatment that is all too common nowadays. He has not only treated my back but my neck, legs, feet, tendons, and pretty much any body part I have had an issue with. The whole staff is wonderful and I feel like I am going to visit friends whenever I come in. Not enough space to write all the things I love about this place!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kate in CT – Oct 28, 2018
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I read about chiropractic adjustments easing depression so I decided to try it for my teenage daughter. Dr. McKay was easy to talk to about the reasons we wanted to try it and explained how the adjustments work in line with the rest of the body functions. I can honestly say that I saw very significant differences in my daughters mood, posture and general well being. We started at 2 days a week and eventually moved to once a week. Everyone in the office is professional & pleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Darien, CT – Jan 27, 2018
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I had a very painful case of planter fascitis and it was keeping me from completing my daily activities. I was so lucky to have found Dr Mckay on the internet. He has helped me so much and the pain has decreased to the point where I can walk with much less pain. The laser treatment and physical therapy helped a great deal. He and his staff are in credibly knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend him highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bea Porf in Norwalk – Jan 12, 2017
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Very nice office and staff that care deeply about making you feel comfortable and healed. Highly recommend this practice to anyone suffering pain!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K.M. in Darien, CT – Nov 24, 2016
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My family and I have been going to Dr. McKay for close to 20 years. Most recently I had foot pain for over 2 years and in that time went to a podiatrist and physical therapist but it never got better. I came to Dr. McKay and he treated me and I am 100% pain free. I had been to a few chiropractors over the years until I found Dr. McKay. He is definitely the best and most knowledgeable!!! I highly recommend him to all!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter R. Beam in Stamford, CT – Oct 14, 2016
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Dr McKay went out of his way to get me information on a procedure to reduce migraine pain. It has been very helpful. He is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about laser applications for migraines. I haven’t found many doctors with this expertise. I would highly recommend Dr McKay.
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Traci in Calgary, AB – Oct 09, 2016
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Takes the time to know you/hears what the problem is. Never rushes you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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susan in Darien, CT – Oct 04, 2016
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i walked into his office 3 months ago with my feet so bad i couldnt stand the pain was so bad i was in tears this dr has helped me i a now 100% pain free he has given me my life back i am a single mom and work a full time job in retail i am on my feet all the time......... i recomend him to all you will not me sorry sue czel norwalk ct
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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sue in Norwalk, CT – Sep 13, 2016
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Dr McKay is extraordinarily attentive - He spent a lot of time with me at out first visit. I never felt rushed. He wanted to hear how II felt and where I felt things needed help. He also did a thorough diagnosis using both technology and empathy. He was insightful, optimistic, knowledgable, supportive and while he spoke with authority he always made me feel like my healing process was a partnership. When I felt better I wasn't pressured to keep coming. I got better very quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Willy in Norwalk – Mar 22, 2016
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A series of conventional life events-contact sports, 2 car accidents, prolonged poor posture during computer use-brought me to a point of continual headaches and severely limited range of motion in my neck. My use of pain medication increased dramatically as the symptoms did. Dr. McKay analyzed my condition as it was impacting the essential activity in my lifestyle. His regiment of treatment has enabled me to be nearly pain free, and with full range of motion in my neck. Tom S. Darien CT
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tom S in Darien, CT – Oct 28, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe that we must respect our patients time and money. We need to deliver care to our patients as fast as possible in this challenging environment...Read more

Biography

Hi my name is Dr.Brian McKay and I have practiced at Core Health in Darien for over 25 years. I love helping people feel their best through chiropractic...Read more

Specialties

  • Chiropractic
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Education

Palmer College Of Chiropractic
Medical School
2016
Board Eligible Diplomat In Chiropractic Neurology Palmer Chiropractic University
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Ica
Medical School
1982
Mercy College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French Creole
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Brian McKay, DC accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. Brian McKay, DC treat?

Dr. McKay frequently treats the following conditions: Achilles Tendinitis, Arthritis, and Back Injuries. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Brian McKay, DC's office address?

Dr. McKay's office is located at 747 POST RD, Darien, CT 06820. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Brian McKay, DC fluent in?

Dr. McKay is able to speak Spanish, French Creole, and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Brian McKay, DC affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Brian McKay, DC is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Brian McKay, DC have?

Dr. McKay has over 20 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Brian McKay, DC receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. Brian McKay, DC. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Practice

Total Health and Medical PC747 POST RD Darien, CT 06820
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Core Health Darien Chiropractor Brian McKay

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk, CT

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Gastrointestinal Surgery™ (2023)